Upscaling of Terrestrial Laser Scanning through Fusion with Remote Sensing Data

(17-09-2021) The research of Cavelab's Louise Terryn was featured in GIM International, an independent and high-quality information source for the global geomatics industry

Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is an important tool for plot-scale measurements of tree and forest structure, supporting the quantification of a forest’s carbon balance and long-term forest monitoring. Typically, the upscaling from individual trees to local plot measurements to regional or national estimates is facilitated by the coupling of TLS data with airborne and spaceborne Lidar. 

This article, by Cavelab's Louise Terryn describes how such data can be fused with TLS in different ways to support upscaling.